Prayer

The Collect for Proper 13: The Sunday closest to August 3

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church;and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help,protect and govern it always by your goodness;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 232) The Gelasian sacramentary from the early 8th …

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The Collect for Proper 11:  The Sunday closest to July 20

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom,you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking:Have compassion on our weakness,and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not,and for our blindness we cannot ask;through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,who lives and reigns with you and …

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The Collect for Proper 10:  The Sunday closest to July 13

O Lord,mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you,and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.(BCP 231) …

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The Collect for Proper 8:  The Sunday closest to June 29

Almighty God,you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone:Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching,that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the …

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The Collect for Proper 7:  The Sunday closest to June 22

O Lord,make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name,for you never fail to help and governthose whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with youand the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 230) This Collect dates back to …

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The Collect for Proper 6:  The Sunday closest to June 15

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love,that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness,and minister your justice with compassion;for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ,who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.(BCP 230) Written by the Rev. …

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